Start Your Engines: These 5 NASCAR Drivers are From Colorado
NASCAR has been around for nearly 75 years. The high speeds of these cars have been thrilling fans all over the country anxiously awaiting the checkered flag.
NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing and tracks can be found predominantly throughout the south, much of the midwest and east coast. A few NASCAR tracks are also located in the southwest part of the United States in Arizona, Nevada, and California.
My dad used to love watching the races on television. As a child, I just never had the attention span to enjoy more than a few moments at a time. The drivers of these cars have to be quite skilled to keep a vehicle running at an average speed of approximately 200 miles per hour. I don't know about you, but I think it would be pretty fun to take one of these cars around the track for a lap or two.
A few NASCAR Drivers have been from the state of Colorado throughout the sport's history. According to Scorum, these are the top five NASCAR drivers from the state of Colorado:
- Active from 1992 to 1994
- A total of nine Cup Series starts
- Finished 49th in 1993 and 1994
- Active 1983 to 1985
- Had a single top 10 finish in 59 starts
- Active 1959 to 1965
- A total of three top-five finishes and four top 10 finishes
- Active 1960 to 1963
- Only made six starts
- The only Colorado Nascar driver to win a Cup Series race
Wally Dalenbach Jr.
- Active 1991 to 2001
- six top-five finishes
- 23 top-ten finishes
So there you have it, the top five best NASCAR drivers from the state of Colorado.